Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Assigning keyboard shortcut to easily switch between keyboard layouts

Never memorize something that you can look up. -- Albert Einstein
Lubuntu 11.04 has a tool called lxkeymap to easily switch to another keyboard layout , but there was no way to assign a keyboard shortcut to switch back and forth between two or more keyboard layouts using lxkeymap.

'phillw' on #lubuntu ( pointed me to this post on ubuntu forums.

To switch between 'standard' QWERTY and DVORAK layouts:
setxkbmap -option grp:alt_shift_toggle us,dvorak
This assigns ALT+SHIFT keyboard shortcut to switching layout between QWERTY and DVORAK.